Corporate Sponsor Program

The Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV) has introduced a new Corporate Sponsor program that will help the 27 CICV member colleges connect with those businesses that provide goods and services to the higher education community in Virginia.

Benefits of being a CICV Corporate Sponsor are:
  • Exposure to CICV member schools through this listing
  • Listing in CICV's conference publications
  • Recognition in CICV's Annual Report
To become a CICV Corporate Sponsor, a company must:
  • Apply and be approved by CICV's president
  • Provide a current client reference. This could be a CICV member college, a college or consortium in another state, or a local business
  • Be committed to supporting independent higher education in Virginia
For complete information about becoming a CICV Corporate Sponsor, please contact Jan Smyth at or call (540)586-0606.

CICV Colleges and Universities are encouraged to contact these businesses when there is a need for the products and services they provide. Each Corporate Sponsor can be located below along with a short description of their products, services, contact information and website.
Corporate Sponsors
Check back often as this list grows in the coming weeks!

AffinityLTC, LLC (website)
Insurance & Benefits

AffinityLTC, LLC specializes in the marketing and administration of association-sponsored Long-Term Care Insurance. AffinityLTC is recognized as one of the top firms in the LTC marketplace. Currently endorsed by the Coalition for College Cost Savings (CCCS) as an exclusive provider for LTCI to its member associations and more than 900 institutions of private higher learning.

Michael S. VanGavree, President & CEO
(717) 737-3060 x300
(877) 777-3512 x300

Akadémos (website)
Student Services

As the premier higher education platform for course content delivery and analytics, Akademos provides colleges and universities industry-leading technology to help create, implement, and manage their course content strategy, along with a full-service online bookstore and available merchandise shop. More than just an online bookstore, we take care of all of the aspects of course content management and delivery so that you can focus on driving student success. We offer students the most convenient access to affordable course materials, give faculty academic freedom and flexibility, all while providing the highest value, institutional alignment, and an unmatched customer experience that helps schools prioritize textbook affordability and student success. Learn more at


Chris Kesicke, Director of Business Development
(330) 554-4950


Amazon Web Services (website)
Information Technology, Consultants

AWS allows universities, primary education, and the companies that serve them, to build efficient, cost-effective, and secure environments that improve teaching and learning, research, and operations. The on-demand, pay-as-you-go compute and storage services allow the education industry to shift capital infrastructure to an operational expense , while accelerating innovation by reducing the time to deliver services to students. These ultimately improve student retention and learning outcomes, create new opportunities for innovation, and provide opportunities to train the next-generation technology workforce.

Courtney Fitch, AWS Account Manager
(540) 904-3313

Apogee Telecom, Inc. (website)
Information Technology

For more than 20 years, Apogee has been redefining the student campus life experience. As the only managed technology services provider with a sole focus on higher education, Apogee has become the trusted partner to more than 400 schools and 1 million students and administrators who rely on the company's innate understanding of how superior WI-Fi powers student vitality. Apogee's comprehensive portfolio includes unmatched residential networks (ResNet) and Managed Campus networks that drive student and administrator success; video services that provide "like home" rich media experiences; and digital campus engagement services that act as an extension of the university's staff. Partnering with Apogee enables schools to derive greater return on their IT investments and increase student satisfaction while achieving budget stability and predictability.

Elizabeth Gow, Director of Business Development
(570) 575-3588 (mobile)

Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP (website)
Auditing and Compliance

Brown Edwards is a full-service accounting firm with 11 offices throughout Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee. We are listed as a top 100 firm in the United States according to Inside Public Accounting and included on the 2021 Inc. 5000 list of Fastest-Growing Companies. We are proud to support a wide-range of industries throughout the Mid-Atlantic, including private higher education. With a 40-year history working with private colleges and universities, our professionals have in-depth knowledge of the unique accounting and reporting requirements of the industry. We are genuinely interested in our clients, and strive to help them achieve their strategic goals.

John Hash, Partner
(540) 345-0936

Carrier Enterprise (website)
HVAC Parts and Supplies Distributor

Your one stop shop for everything HVAC.

Matthew Hart, E&I Cooperative Mid-Atlantic Sales Representative
(410) 404-3149

Cengage (website)
Educational Content, Technology and Services

Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want.

Angie Chepelsky, Business Development Director
(910) 508-8322

Collegiate Clean Energy LLP (website)
Energy Supplier

Collegiate Clean Energy provides universities, colleges, and businesses with unique, customized, and sustainable energy solutions while delivering financial, reputational, and competitive benefits. Choosing a sustainable energy product from Collegiate Clean Energy is a sound choice you can make to reduce your institution's environmental impact.

Collegiate Clean Energy's team of energy experts are ready to tailor competitively-priced renewable energy products to meet your specific needs, while making it easy to do what is right for the environment and your bottom line. The benefits of utilizing electricity generated from renewable resources are broad, ranging from environmental to economic. By choosing Collegiate Clean Energy, your institution can do something positive for the environment today that also creates benefits for the generations of tomorrow.

Tom Loehr


EDC (website)
Construction & Supplies, Consultants, Dining & Facilities

EDC provides Owner's Representation and Project Management services to institutional owners for the design and construction of their new and renovated facilities. Established in 1991 and based in Midlothian, Virginia, EDC has delivered over four million square feet totaling over $600 million of higher education and research and development projects. EDC manages the entire project from preliminary programming and budgeting through construction and occupancy. Our clients include the Virginia Tech Foundation, Hollins University, Bridgewater College, Randolph-Macon College, the American Hebrew Academy and the UNCG Capital Facilities Foundation.

Raymond Hunt, AIA LEED ap BD+C, Executive Vice President
(804) 396-5578

ENA (website)
Communications, Information Technology, Broadband, Wi-Fi/LAN, Cloud, Security, Software Solutions

ENA provides a full suite of high-quality broadband, Wi-Fi/LAN, communication, cloud, security, and software solutions. All of our solutions include numerous value-added services benefiting education and library institutions. These valuable services include dedicated account management personnel, allowable E-rate assistance, proactive 24x7x365 service monitoring, Customer Technical Assistance Center support, comprehensive online support tools, robust safety and security features, and field service. For more information, please visit , call 866-615-1101 or email .

Joe Street, Higher Ed Account Services Manager
(615) 312-6094

Espyr, Inc. (website)
Student Services

Espyr is the leading behavioral health company developing innovative solutions for maximizing human and organizational potential. Our solutions cover a continuum of care from restoring well-being to accelerating human performance and organizational effectiveness.

Jeffrey Joo, Vice President, Sales
(678) 324-4177

First American Education Finance (website)
Financial Services

First American supports over 800 schools across the country, developing alternative financing solutions for campus initiatives that include : Building Renovations/Deferred Maintenance/Athletic Facility Improvements; Energy and Solar Initiatives/Technology and ERP Software Upgrades . First American has the unique position of operating as an innovative and independent organization that is backed by the financial strength and stability of City National Bank and Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) . Our mission is to help schools succeed by passionately and professionally earning long-term relationships.

Kelly Bauch
(585) 643-3379

Huntington Technology Finance (website)
Financial Services/Information Technology

Huntington Technology Finance (formerly Winthrop by TCF Capital Solutions has been delivering economically compelling, long-term financial solutions to the educational community for over 30 years. As experts in higher education technology finance, HTF understands client needs as well as constraints, is fully versed in the latest higher education technology innovations, is dedicated to technology financing with no ancillary or hidden agendas, and provides award-winning lifecycle management and administrative support.

Kyle Fredette, General Manager
(804) 380-7802

Jackson Lewis (website)
Legal Services

Jackson Lewis is one of the nation's largest employment and labor firms, with over 950 lawyers throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The firm has grown to include leading practices in areas such as higher education, government relations, healthcare, and sports law. For our college and university clients, the firm provides advice, counsel and representation focused on the specific challenges and pressures facing academia though its Higher Education Group. Whether it is labor and employment, student or academic affairs, our attorneys have the depth and breadth of expertise to help navigate the obstacles facing higher education today.

Crystal Tyler, Of Counsel
(804) 212-2880

Johnson Controls (website)
Infrastructure Improvements

Johnson Controls is a national leader in the higher education market, with more than $1 billion in outstanding savings guarantees with colleges and universities nationwide among our $6 billion+ performance contracting portfolio. As a part of our commitment, we recognize that students today expect comfortable, safe, sustainable environments that complement their academic achievements. Johnson Controls works with each customer to create quality campus environments and green buildings, lower energy and operating costs, and reduce the environmental impact of buildings to deliver sustainable campuses that will attract and engage students and inspire them to be better stewards of our natural resources.

John Poggi, Account Executive
(410) 382-4882

Kognito (website)
Student Services, Mental Health and Prevention Training

Kognito is a health simulation company that believes in the power of conversation to change lives. We are pioneers in developing research-proven, role-play simulations that prepare individuals to lead real-life conversations that result in measurable changes in social, emotional, and physical health. We offer a subscription to online, evidence-based role-play simulations augmented by services that support implementation, program usage, and evaluation. Our portfolio includes simulations designed for students, faculty, and staff. Topics in the portfolio address mental health, suicide prevention, sexual misconduct prevention, alcohol and other drug prevention, and military cultural competency.

Darren Jones, Manager of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships
(504) 914-1975


Lowe, Brockenbrough & Co. (website)
Financial Services

Lowe, Brockenbrough & Co. is an independent, employee owned investment advisory firm serving endowments, foundations, high net worth individuals and families since 1970. We are dedicated to providing high quality investment advice as a fiduciary with an exceptional focus on providing our clients excellent service. We pride ourselves on the principles of trust, collaboration, innovation and successful outcomes.

Walter S. Robertson, III, Managing Director
(804) 288-0404

MBP (website)
Professional Services

Established in 1989, MBP is a multi-disciplined construction consulting firm assisting clients with a broad range of professional services to help them manage their construction project or program from initial budget, through design and construction, to successful project closeout. The firm's professionals help owners complete construction jobs on time, within budget, and to the standards of quality the owner expects. MBP has emerged as a national player in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry, standing apart from our competitors in our diverse range of services, our attention to client service, our values-based leadership and culture, and our people. Our team includes some of the most experienced and qualified professionals you will find in the industry. We have worked hard to establish a reputation in the industry as a firm that offers owners custom solutions to any and all construction challenges.

Scott Higgins, National Program Manager
(703) 641-9088

McGuireWoods LLP (website)
Legal Services

McGuireWoods has one of the largest and most accomplished education teams of any full-service law firm in the nation. The team is composed of more than 80 lawyers located in 16 offices and represents more than 100 higher education institutions and their affiliated entities. We represent our clients on a broad array of matters, including contract negotiations, corporate governance, student and data privacy, tax-exempt financing, public private partnerships, development, and enforcement of student policies (such as Honor Codes), appeals of tenure denial or revocation, and bond financings. Many of our lawyers possess advanced degrees in education, have sat on and chaired boards of our clients and other institutions, have acted as general counsel to those institutions, and have been legislators and federal and state officials. As a firm, McGuireWoods has more than 1,100 lawyers in 21 offices, and our lawyers and staff speak 35 languages. We cross borders, practices, and industries in the United States and around the world to serve public, private, government and nonprofit clients.

Micah Schwartz, Counsel

Millennium Advisory Services, Inc . (website)
403(b) Consulting Services

Millennium Advisory Services is a registered investment advisory firm that provides 403(b) services for institutions of private higher education throughout the United States. Our offerings include plan level communication and education services as well as fiduciary advice and asset management services for plan participants. Millennium often works with plan level fiduciary partners to offer a turn-key solution designed to help plan sponsors meet their fiduciary responsibilities on both the plan level and the participant level. Millennium was selected by the Virginia Private Colleges and Universities Multiple Employer Plan to provide its services for the plan and the schools' employees.

Paul B. Hunt, President
(804) 346-1040
(877) 435-2489

Moseley Architects (website)

Moseley Architects has provided professional architecture and engineering services for over 100 collegiate projects. Clients can rely on the firm's extensive campus planning, programming, and design experience in a broad portfolio of college and university facilities, including academic, research, recreation, athletic, arts, and student life. Additionally, our campus master planning experience includes preserving green spaces and promoting sustainability initiatives. Our success with colleges and universities is based in large part to an inclusive and participatory design process stemming from the belief that the active involvement of our clients and facility users leads to better design solutions.

Lisa Demmel, Vice President
(804) 794-7555

National Management Resources (website)
Physical Plant Management/Facilities

National Management Resources was founded in 1978. National provides physical plan maintenance & repair, custodial, landscape maintenance, events planning & setups and security services. National tailors its services to meet the needs and goals of the partners we serve. National provides these services exclusively to private, independent institutions of higher learning. National currently has 45 campus partners across the country. Bluefield College, Emory & Henry College and Southern Virginia University are our current Virginia partners. We thank them for their partnerships!

Barron Wood, Director of Business Development
(678) 232-8716

Pharos Resources (website)
Student Services/Software Solutions

Pharos Resources provides a comprehensive approach to improve student outcomes. Our unique software and approach will strengthen early alert, student care, and retention on your campus. Through Relational Retention engagement, our relationship-focused perspective, you will identify at-risk students, eliminate campus silos, increase student engagement, and enrich your culture of student success

Bradon Owens, Director of Operations
(800) 704-6043

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (website)
Financial Services

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) is one of the largest diversified financial services companies in the United States, with assets of $361 billion as of June 30, 2016. Operating in 19 states and the District of Columbia, PNC is organized around its customers and communities to ensure strong relationships and local delivery of a wide range of financial products and services.

PNC provides industry-leading treasury management to hundreds of colleges and universities across our footprint. Our offerings include purchasing cards, ePayables programs, lockbox, and remote deposit. PNC also support our higher education clients with planned giving programs, equipment leasing, loans, lines of credit, letters of credit, and bond underwriting.

Keri D. Wheeler, Vice President, Public Finance Treasury Management
(202) 835-4986

Quinn Evans Architects (website)
Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Campus Planning

Quinn Evans Architects provides full-service architectural, campus planning, interior design, and landscape architecture services in a practice committed to creating enriching and inspiring places with and for our clients. The firm has a 27- year legacy of service to educational institutions with a focus on independent colleges and universities. Our vision is to collaborate closely with our clients to enhance the campus environment as a holistic place for learning.

Charles Piper, Principal
(804) 533-4728

SageView Advisory Group (website)
Retirement Plan Consulting, Financial Services, Insurance & Benefits

SageView is an independent SEC Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firm whose focus is providing retirement plan consulting and investment advisory services. Our goal is to innovate, inspire and navigate the fiduciary responsibilities for higher education organizations that want to deliver solutions for their most valued commodity, their employees.

Nichole Labott, Retirement Plan Consultant
(804) 523-1681

Segra (website)
Communications, Information Technology

As one of the largest independent fiber network companies in the Eastern U.S., Segra provides a broad and dense service footprint across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. Our state-of-the-art voice and data technology solutions serve businesses of all sizes as well as some of the world's largest carriers.

But that's not what we're most proud of. What we work at day and night is delivering never-say-never customer service. In fact, we've re-engineered our entire operating model to ensure we deliver a delight customer experience--every time.

Every organizations depends on reliable and safe connections. But there are differences in each industry, especially when it comes to communication. Even within an industry, no two companies are the same. We get it. That's why we've gone the extra mile to create solutions that are configured for the specifics of your industry and, more importantly, your company. Segra offers solutions for: network, voice, managed services, and cloud.

Chris Shipman, Vice President Enterprise Sales, Mid-Atlantic
(804) 297-3421

SFCS Architects (website)
Consultants/Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design

SFCS is a full-service architectural, engineering, planning, and interior design firm that specializes in the design of residential living, education, health care, and government facilities nationwide.

Christina Jennings, Marketing Manager
(540) 344-6664

Shentel (website)

Shentel has been in the telecommunications industry for over 100 years (NASDAQ: SHEN). Today we provide advanced internet, data, voice and video solutions to businesses via our fiber optic network. Our focus has always been Virginia's rural markets with a goal to provide the same high quality network services found anywhere else in the United States. Shentel is proud to have been rated by Forbes as one of America's Top 100 Most Trustworthy Companies.

Audrey Bright

SyCom Technologies (website)
Consultants/Information Technology

Connecting more than technology by delivering transformative solutions for your business

At SyCom our business is about technology. But, it's also about building lasting relationships with our clients. We are committed to connecting with you as a partner to solve your business challenges.

We pride ourselves in being the first choice for infrastructure technology solutions in the Mid-Atlantic region. For 25 years SyCom has earned trust by doing right by our customers, vendors and employees. That is the reason why Fortune 1000's universities, hospitals and governments have relied on us to design, implement, manage and secure their IT environments .

Brit DeBord, Director of Marketing & Partner Programs
(804) 474-5299

Synario (website)
Financial Modeling Platform

Synario is an industry-leading financial modeling platform designed to answer tomorrow's questions today. Make data-informed decisions with confidence, leading your organization to a brighter financial future with Synario.

Leave archaic spreadsheet-based financial modeling behind and switch to a purpose-built modeling platform where advanced modeling, analysis, and insight come out-of-the-box. With automated financial statements and patented layering technology, Synario can give your finance team a full-field view of your financial future.

Derek Freitag, Strategic Account Executive
(215) 557-1242

TCV Trust and Wealth Management (website)
Asset Management, Tax-Managed Investing, Trust & Estate Services, IRA Rollovers

TCV Trust & Wealth Management is an independent trust company that provides the highest quality asset management, trust administration, and estate services to individuals, endowments, and foundations. A trust is not required to utilize our investment expertise. Chartered as a fiduciary, we are held to the highest standards of accountability and professionalism. Our offices are located in Richmond, Roanoke, Williamsburg, Lynchburg, McLean, and Knoxville TN.

Charles Ritchie, Vice President, Marketing Director
(804) 272-9044

TIAA (website)
Financial Services

TIAA ( is a leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and government fields. TIAA has $1.1 trillion in assets under management (as of 9/30/2019) and offers a wide range of financial solutions, including investing, banking, advice and guidance, and retirement services.

Liz Morse, MD, TIAA
(704) 988-3621

TimelyMD (website)
Student Services, TeleHealth

TimelyMD is the only all-in-one telehealth provider created for universities and colleges. We focus on the unique needs of students to customize a complete care solution, so a campus is a place where they can thrive. We partner with colleges and universities to expand access of care and improve student health for the better.

Kelly Kaufman, Senior Solutions Specialist
(330) 554-5813

USI (website)
Insurance and Benefits

USI is one of the largest insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the world, delivering property and casualty, employee benefits, personal risk and retirement solutions to the middle market. Headquartered in New York, USI has over 6,000 industry leading professionals across more than 150 offices to serve clients' local, national and international needs. USI has become a premier insurance brokerage and consulting firm by leveraging the USI One Advantage, an interactive platform that integrates proprietary and innovative client solutions , networked local resources and expertise, and enterprise-wide collaboration to deliver customized results with positive, bottom line impact.

Dan Gore, Vice President--Employee Benefits
(804) 200-5246

The Virtual Care Group (website)
Student Services, Unlimited Telehealth for Students

The Virtual Care Group (VCG) provides medical and mental health services to college campuses 24/7 through a turnkey telehealth solution. VCG combines the highest quality clinicians with an advanced technology platform to promote high member satisfaction and participation . Board-certified physicians and licensed counselors support the needs of students, faculty and staff at more than 100 colleges and universities through the country. VCG leads the industry in setting up telehealth operations within 24 hours, expanding campus health center resources and providing safe, affordable, private, and convenient healthcare.

Danny Zusman, CEO
(310) 365-5222)


Woods Rogers (website)
Legal Services

With over 80 attorneys in four locations across the Commonwealth--Roanoke, Lynchburg, Charlottesville, and Richmond--Woods Rogers has demonstrated its commitment to Virginia for more than 125 years. When combining our experience with our historical commitment to taking an active and meaningful leadership role in our communities, Woods Rogers is unique among Virginia firms.

Our size--more than 80 attorneys who represent 19 practice areas and 100-plus related services--gives us resources that allow us to be strategic, yet flexible in our problem-solving approach. We provide counsel to an array of industries throughout Virginia, the Mid-Atlantic and beyond. Our experience in the higher education sector includes human resources counseling, First Amendment issues, intellectual property protection, tax credit and bond work, and cybersecurity/data privacy matters.

King F. Tower, Of Counsel
(540) 983-7541

Victor Cardwell, Principal (540) 983-7529

Wordsprint Marketing Services (website)
Advertising and Promotion

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